Importing Thunderbird e-mail on a new computer/profile
Posted on 2011-09-16
I have a user that was using Thunderbird on a PC for her e-mail. She got a new computer, so I installed Thunderbird on that one and set up a new profile. She has been using it for a few weeks and now wants her old e-mails back. I do have her old Thunderbird profile saved on the server, but all the articles I have read indicate you have to copy the old Thunderbird profile files to the new profile manually. That would work, BUT, this will overwrite her present mailbox which has two weeks of new e-mail in it. Isn't there a way to just import her old messages into the current profile? You'd think if crazy Microsoft had this ability with Outlook, Thunderbird would have a better one, but it doesn't seem to have one at all.